'Place ' is concerned with various methods of transporting and storing goods, and then making them available for the customer. Getting the right product to the right place at the right time involves the distribution system. The choice of distribution method will depend on a variety of circumstances. It will be more convenient for some manufacturers to sell to wholesalers who then sell to retailers, while others will prefer to sell directly to retailers or customers.
Bath & Body Works (BBW) enjoyed a successful decade after its inception in 1990. However, over time their limited offering of products was sending their customer base to other retail chains - either trading up to better brands or trading down to cheaper prices. As demand for their product seemed to dwindle, they needed a way to increase their customer base. An increase in
In 1992, sales units in faucet mounts are 3 times more than those in pitchers. It seems that Brita had tried to take the market share from faucet mounts system at first. They might struggle to inform customer with pitcher system’s benefits, so they could be known as a consideration set. And after that, as people’s needs for purified water were growing, they could enlarge their market.
Second recommendation is to collaborate with other brands. In order to increase sales and expand not only premium market, but also mass market without undermining brand value, there are two options to target different consumers. One is to collaborate with Superdry, which is a young and fashionable brand with great reputation. Consumers are able to smell the partner perfume in Superdry’s shop and make purchase if they are interested in. Another is to collaborate with five-star hotels. There are many kinds of bath
This leads into the next issue their organization faces, which is their lack of informing the consumers of their product benefits. The Fantastik cleaners are the only ones on the market that are 100% safe for the environment. With such a competitive advantage over their competitors, they have to be able to bridge this communication gap they currently have with consumers, because many of them are unaware of Fantastik’s triple bottom line goals. In order to help build brand awareness, they have to advertise more to their target segments. But one of the issues is Fantastik’s advertising budget has decreased from $1,375,000 in 2005 to $825,000 in 2006. Fantastik also has the problem of lacking diversity in their product line. Although they have five different cleaners, all of them are fairly similar and many consumers would not be able to tell their differences other than the price.
The Australian bottled water industry has been growing rapidly over the past decade. Many Australians drink bottled water on a regular basis, and on average consumed 21.2 litres per person (Australian Bureau of Statistics) in 2001. The boom in consumption of bottled water has moved the product beyond the niche market and into the mainstream as it has become a staple to many Australians. Many people drink bottled water today simply because they prefer the taste to that of tap water or perceive it to have more purity. Other reasons behind the explosion in bottled water consumption are: consumers' passion for fitness which guides them to fewer caloric beverages; increased accessibility of bottled water via convenience stores,
Q1. For this case, involving some exploratory research, Exhibit 12a and 12b show the segmentation and descriptor variables used to collect data for the segmentation analysis. Comment on the appropriateness and comprehensiveness of these attributes. What would your team change in this questionnaire and what other segmentation and descriptor questions would you recommend to ask to respondents for a better segmentation and targeting strategy?
The Hedo-Falls shower system is the first of its kind. This kind of shower has not been seen before in the market. It offers something totally unique with no direct competition. No company has been ambitious enough to integrate so much into a device that has remained virtually the same for decades. The developers at Quantum Studio decided to take a chance and tap into a new and exciting market. Their risk paid off greatly. There is no direct competition for the Hedo-Falls shower system at this time, but there is secondary competition, such as other basic shower units.
The Clorox Company is about to enter a new product market by launching a faucet mounted filter system in order to maintain its dominance in the water filtration business. To do this in a successful way, Clorox has to conquer this market with the right entry strategy. Main goal is therefore to gain market share by targeting the right customer segment and make an appropriate marketing investment. Also the previous pitcher market leadership must be maintained.
This document represents The i-Fusions Consultant’s Report on BRITA. The company’s current business situation is analysed and various options for action considered. The report aims to identify a clear marketing strategy for Brita in order to address the current issues facing the company the associated falling sales.
For this reason, Gillette has always been trying to innovate in the market with new products. But they did not want their product to be bought just because they are a novelty but because it was perceived by the customer as a good quality product and have a staying power and product loyalty. This can be illustrated by the launch of the “Fusion” product by
Purchase selection of premium customers was influenced by style and looks of the shower. These customers shopped in showrooms so we should focus on getting Quartz shower in showroom. Showrooms also offered installation services by subcontracting with contractors and independent plumbers. This will also get the attention of plumbers to Quartz. Only 25% of about 2000 showroom showcased Aqualisa’s product range. We should also focus on increasing this number to increase market penetration.
A lack of experience in business-to-consumer marketing is apparent in Soren’s current communications to end-users. This market, unlike the market for commercial-use chemicals, emphasizes the use of clarifiers to ensure “perceived cleanliness” and clarity of water. The consumer market also appears to be minimally price-sensitive, as communications regarding annual savings are relatively ineffective in increasing sales of Coracle. Soren’s marketing efforts in the first half do not fall in line with the demands of their new customer. A pull strategy would involve adjusting communications to speak more directly to the very different concerns that pool owners and service